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WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — A volunteer firefighter accused of sexually assaulting a new recruit in a “rite of initiation” at a Texas firehouse has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.

Prosecutors said Keith Edward Wisakowsky entered the plea Thursday in Waxahachie and received a suspended one-year jail sentence.

Felony aggravated sexual assault charges were dropped against Wisakowsky and five other volunteer firefighters, and witness tampering charges were dropped against the chief and assistant chief of the Emergency Services District 6 Volunteer Fire Department, ending the case.

Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson says the victim agreed to the plea deal.

The attack happened in April 2015.

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